NBC Sports California reveals Kings coverage plans, TV schedule

NBC Sports California

NBC Sports California today announced its Sacramento Kings “First Half” 2020-21 NBA regular season coverage details featuring live coverage of 38 Kings games (20 home, 18 road), live streaming of EVERY GAME and surrounding Kings Pre/Postgame Live coverage to authenticated subscribers via and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app, along with season-long, fan-focused digital Kings content offerings. (NOTE: Fans located anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.)

NBC Sports California will tip-off its 2020-21 regular season Kings coverage with the SEASON OPENER on Wednesday, December 23, as the Kings travel to face the Western Conference rival Denver Nuggets live from Ball Arena in Denver, Col.  Opening Night coverage begins at 5:30 pm PT with Kings Pregame Live presented by Ford.  Featuring new studio host/additional TV play-by-play announcer Kyle Draper (@KyleDraperTV) with expert analysis from former collegiate/WNBA standout Kayte Christensen-Hunter (@kayte_c), Kings Pregame Live will provide viewers with a complete game night preview featuring player match-up breakdowns, the latest team news and interviews with Kings players and coaches, a recap of all the off-season moves and much more.  In addition, former Kings six-time NBA All-Star/2014 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Richmond (@mitchrichmond23) will also provide pre/post analysis for select Kings telecasts this season.  NBC Sports Bay Area/California’s Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS) will handle additional pre/post programming hosting duties this season, along with multiplatform game night contributions. 


Opening Night game action on December 23 gets underway at 6:00 pm PT with new primary Kings TV play-by-play announcer Mark Jones (@MarkJonesESPN), Kings legend/veteran game analyst Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie) and additional in-game analyst Kayte Christensen-Hunter delivering the game call.  NBC Sports California will also carry the Kings HOME OPENER on Saturday, December 26 against the Phoenix Suns (Kings Pregame Live to air at 6:30 PM, game tip-off at 7:00 PM).  The season opener and every Kings game telecast on NBC Sports California will be immediately followed by Kings Postgame Live presented by Toyota.  Hosted by Draper, featuring analysis via Christensen-Hunter, Kings Postgame Live will deliver live coverage of Kings Head Coach Luke Walton’s post-game press conference, along with post-game player reaction, expanded highlights, detailed analysis, upcoming game previews and more.  

In addition, Kings fans are urged to visit and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app 24/7, featuring unparalleled access and in-depth analysis from the network’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).  Among the numerous digital coverage highlights from Ham and the network’s dedicated Kings content team include detailed pre/postgame reports, player/coaches interviews, highlight videos, special features, galleries and much more.  In addition, NBC Sports California will provide Kings fans with numerous social media content offerings this season on Facebook ( and Twitter (@NBCSKings & @NBCSAuthentic), along with a multitude of team & player fun facts/photos/quick video offerings on Instagram (NBCSAuthentic). 

Please note NBC Sports California’s complete Kings “first half” NBA season coverage schedule below (schedule subject to change):

Regular season (First Half): 20 Home, 18 Road 

All Times Pacific Time

Schedule Subject to Change

All Game Telecasts will be preceded by “Kings Pregame Live” and followed by “Kings Postgame Live” 

NOTE: Remaining regular season schedule details will be announced at a later date.